14.1.08

{heavenly spheres}

With little gold petals that cast magical (and romantic) shadows, the gold version of the Orten'zia suspended lamp is such a work of art, you almost forget it's a light fixture. Designed by Bruno Rainaldi for Terzani, tiny metal petals are hand-soldered to make up spheres that are then finished in gold-plate.
{Total height suspension: 190 cm max, diameters from 50 to 70 cm; the Orten'zia is also available in table and floor versions. }

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Cedar said...

Wow, that is so beautiful!

January 14, 2008  
Blogger franki durbin said...

stunning. I'm really drawn to sphere lighting. there's just something striking about these. nice find!

January 14, 2008  
Anonymous M&Co said...

That lamp is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!!

January 14, 2008  
Anonymous melissa @ the inspired room said...

I saw the word magical and romantic shadows and I knew I had to pop right over to see this! Lovely! I saw some little sphere lights on a string in someones front window yesterday and was instantly drawn to the light and shadow effect. It was really magical.

xo

January 14, 2008  
Blogger All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

This reminds me of your earlier post of morrocan/middle eastern/lighting :-)

January 15, 2008  
Blogger coco+kelley said...

it's like a classy fairyland disco ball! i love it :) the shadows are amazing... talk about mood lighting!

January 15, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

cedar and m&co--welcome! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment (there are a lot of lurkers out there!) :)

Thanks, Franki! I somehow knew you'd like them--nice to hear from you again.

coco+kelley--love your discription.

January 15, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Melissa and Felicity--how are you both?

Melissa, that window you were peeking in sounds lovely! I'm so happy you had such a great birthday.

Felicity, I had completely forgotten about the Zenza lanterns, but I can definitely see the similarities.

January 15, 2008  
Blogger Things That Inspire said...

What a beautiful light fixture. I love the patterns on the wall from the light filtering through the patterns on the ball.

January 15, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

TTI--thanks for visiting! Always great to hear from you.

January 16, 2008  
Blogger girl meets glamour said...

I love these, like a more glamorous disco ball :)

January 17, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Hello Kate--definitely--glamorous and romantic . . . although the disco part makes it sound more like a party . . .

January 18, 2008  
Blogger Red River Interiors said...

this is the most beautiful lighting i've seen in a long time...they will class up any room their in...Fay

January 19, 2008  
Anonymous in_mittens said...

So inspiring! Love these images, especially the one that juxtaposes these perfect spheres against green grass.

January 19, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Thanks, Fay!

in_mittens--I know you're a huge fan of pendant lighting as well, and wouldn't a couple of these, suspended at different heights, be stunning hanging above the head of a bed?

January 20, 2008  

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